Two years ago, a naturalist friend and I started collaborating on a regular “field notes” column in our local monthly newspaper, the Strawberry Point News. After a great two-year run, and a huge amount of work by its volunteer editors, the paper went dormant in 2020.

Since I’m in the middle of a website re-design, it seemed like a good time to give the Field Notes features a new life online. I’ll post some of my favorites over the next few days. Today’s is the very first one, published in December of 2018.

My co-author, Codger, is the incomparable Greg Streveler. Thanks to Jen, Patrick, Britney, and David for giving us the space in the paper.